London, Greater London, E15 1EQ
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Spring Gateway
Chengdu, China
The design for Tuopain Winery Gateway takes inspiration from the structure of a waterfall. The Baijiu wine produced by Tuopai winery has in essence in water: in this area of Chengdu a spring was discovered and allows the production of the most traditional Chinese wine. From the legend to nowadays, water is the key element of production. The Spring Gateway, with a cantilever structure, is support by cascade inspired columns. It allows the collection of the heavy rainwater of Chengdu province into the column, which is then directed to a central water channel, inspired by the Qing dynasty design. The terrine of the wine is reused to break and direct the water in a dynamic landscape.